Fresno State winery staff and students will showcase their favorite wines at the “Friday Night Flights” outdoor wine tasting events this summer at the campus winery (2360 E. Barstow Ave.).

Each event will feature a rotating list of fine white, rosé and red wines made by Viticulture and Enology Department staff and students and is open to the public for $7. The event is free to Fresno State wine club members

The Friday wine tastings will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 2, July 16, July 30 and August 13

The first event will feature the newly released 2019 Albariño Saviez white wine made from grapes from Saviez Vineyards near the San Joaquin River. The light wine offers vanilla aromas of crème brûlée and caramel, and a smooth taste balanced with hints of green apple, peach, citrus and wild mountain mint.

All of the winery’s vintages use grapes harvested from the 120-acre campus vineyard and other fine grape-growing areas in the Central Valley, Sierra Nevada foothills and Central and Northern Coast areas.

Wine enthusiasts can also enjoy a special mix-and-match offer for $30 that includes six bottles of the 2017 vintages of wines of Petite Sirah from Papagni Vineyards, Syrah from Saviez Vineyards and Presidents Reserve Syrah from the campus vineyard.

“This is a great chance to stop by before dinner and visit with our students and winemaking staff and learn how they make such great wines,” said Kevin Smith, winery sales and marketing manager. “The outdoor location is really convenient on our shaded back pad, and it’s a casual, fun way to kick off your weekend.”

Parking is available for free next to the winery in Lot 19

The campus winery is the nation’s first and largest bonded commercial winery on a university campus. Fresno State wines have won over 300 awards since the winery was established in 1997.

For more information, visit the winery Facebook page or contact or 559.278.6070.